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  • Political Opportunism ? You decide ! (Asda)

    10 February 2012

    Today I held another telephone conversation with the company dealing with the Asda planning application on behalf of the owners of Swinton Precinct. As the main contact for the landowners of the former Swinton Unitarian Church burial ground I telephoned...

  • Swinton Asda Planning Application - My personal thoughts.

    14 February 2012

    On Monday 13th Feb was one of the most interesting days I have had in a long time. For several weeks I have become aware the possible removal of the burial ground for Unitarians on SWinton Hall Rd. As a person baptised a Roman Catholic and as a believer...

  • "Remembrance - Recollections of a Wartime Childhood in Swinton." - Dorothy Tildsley

    15 February 2012

    Today, a group of us concerned about the proposals to remove the Swinton Unitarian Chapel yard burial ground which has resting 313 Swintonians including a WW1 soldier, met at the burial yard to hold a vigil. The vigil was a marvellous occasion which a...

  • Asda - No heart, No Soul, Just Profit !

    16 February 2012

    I have written many blogs about the Asda planning application for Swinton Precinct and decided in my home I would try to stop the removal of the burial ground as a result, because at the time it pricked my conscience. Undeterred, I proceeded with the...

  • Swinton Asda Planning Application - Political opportunism ?

    17 February 2012

    Since when has the Green Party of England with their alleged "green" credentials ever supported supermarkets ? Well - they do now in Salford and in particularly in Swinton ! Friends of the earth - an allay of the Green Party say supermarkets lose more...

  • Asda Planning application - Update

    20 February 2012

    It is now established as fact that at the former Swinton Unitarian church chapel yard burial ground is a war grave. The grave of Private W L Blears a World War 1 soldier that paid the ultimate sacrifice. So every time I have passed this small piece of...

  • Directly-elected Mayor for Salford - The future !

    21 February 2012

    Myself on behalf of The Community Action Party campaigned for a directly-elected mayor in the city of Salford. Our party was in Alliance with another political party to achieve a yes vote. Even though our party was not at the forefront of our television...

  • Asda Planning application update - Press Release

    22 February 2012

    TO: 3 More 3 recipients CC: recipients You More BCC: recipients You Show Details FROM: MICHAEL MOULDING TO: salfordadvertiser@menmedia.co.uk denise.evans@menmedia.co.uk newsdesk@salfordonline.com Message flagged Wednesday, 22 February 2012, 20:04 Press...

  • Swinton Asda Planning Application - Update

    29 February 2012

    Myself on behalf of The Community Action Party identified important issues that need to be resolved in relation to the Asda planning application and the problems associated with the former Swinton Unitarian Church burial ground on SWinton Hall Rd. I contacted...

  • Friends of Swinton Unitarian Burial Ground

    01 March 2012

    The Community Action Party in our activities in SWinton have engaged with the community and with the community have formed the Friends of Swinton Unitarian Burial Ground. The objectives of the group are to try and preserve the land, care and enhance the...

  • Save our Swinton !

    02 March 2012

    Way back last year I on behalf of The Community Action Party was campaigning to "Save our Swinton". Much is referred to in previous blogs but so much has happened over the past few months with this campaign, our successful fight for a directly-elected...

  • Why I believe Councillor Derek Antrobus has betrayed the town of Swinton !

    03 March 2012

    Over the past many months I have found myself to be a lone voice for the town of Swinton. Having lived in the town for many years I have become disillusioned with the deterioration of SWinton over the past few years. Having spoken to many SWintonians...

  • John Merry has gone and good riddance !

    04 March 2012

    I on behalf of The Community Action Party campaigned for a YES vote for the city to have a directly elected mayor. The city voted YES. I had many reasons why I campaigned hard for a YES vote as stated in previous blogs one being I believe in the system...

  • Salford Labour in disarray ? I dont think so !

    05 March 2012

    John Merry the current Labour Leader of Salford Council sought the Labour nomination for the position of directly-elected mayor backed by his cabinet of Salford Labour councillor's and got defeated. The Labour party in Salford chose Ian Stewart a former...

  • Letter to Manchester Evening News

    05 March 2012

    Dear Editor, The Community Action Party in Salford during the mayoral referendum campaign distributed tens of thousands of leaflets calling for the Salford Council leader John Merry to resign. He didnt do that but in not doing so, The Labour Pa rty have...

  • Save our Swinton - The next stage !

    06 March 2012

    Today is a big day for the campaign to "Save our Swinton!" My self on behalf of The Community Action Party has been campaigning throughout Swinton to "Save our Swinton!" I have written many blogs about the subject and will continue to do so because of...

  • Save Salford & Scotland !

    06 March 2012

    Those that campaigned to save a Salford consituency have confused me totally. On the one hand they have vociferously attacked me for trying to save Swinton and allegedly putting Salford at risk, which has always been complete nonsence, their pride in...

  • Swinton Asda Planning Application - Update

    10 March 2012

    I want to thank those who have contacted me by message, written or verbal for their kind and warm comments for the work I have been doing. I am pleased to say there is a thriving and active community group that has been set up to preserve the burial which...

  • Swinton is becoming a victim of supermarket wars !

    11 March 2012

    How very sad on my travels over the weekend to see that Morrisons have put a planning application to extend their store to Pendlebury Rd, as they have purchased the land up to Minerva Hse and including Minerva Hse I am led to believe from Salford City...

  • A ghost town by Night ! A ghost city by Night !

    11 March 2012

    Has anyone noticed something about the city of Salford and the town of Swinton ? There isnt one night club in the city ? How very sad that a city the size of Salford doesnt have a night time venue to entertain local people and our youth. Does Salford...

  • A personal message of support.

    11 March 2012

    Dear Michael, Thank you for inviting us to the meeting with those lovely people. I'm sorry we couldn't get to the pub afterwards, we were booked for babysitting. I feel so worried about those lovely Unitarians - I pray they do not exhume the bodies. It...

  • Online petition for preserving the burial ground.

    12 March 2012

    http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/no-to-disturbing-the-dead-at-the-swinton-unitarian/ The above is the online petition that has been set up for people to sign to help save and preserve the Swinton Unitarian Burial ground, and those 313 resting in peace...

  • Circle of Remembrance

    12 March 2012

    The Friends of Swinton Unitarian Burial Ground are holding a circle of remembrance and full details are available by clicking the below :- http://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/events/169038269881870/ The remembrance is being held on Saturday 24th March...

  • Transcript of my appearance at the Boundary Commission public hearing supporting a Swinton Constituency

    13 March 2012

    Time Noted: 2.47 pm MR MOULDING: My name is Mike Moulding. I’m a resident --- THE ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER: Could I ask you, I’m sorry to interrupt you before you begin. Could you just stand very close to the microphone and then we can hear what it is you’re...

  • My written response as a SWinton resident to The Boundary Commission supporting a Swinton constituency !

    13 March 2012

    I support the setting up of a Swinton constituency. It should be named Swinton & Eccles. I support the setting up of a Manchester Central constituency which should be called Manchester & Salford Central constituency. Please do not impose on the people...

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